This picture says summer in every way. A white picket fence running along a shady neighborhood sidewalk with a wonderful tree swing beckoning to it's next thrill-seeking passenger.
Surprisingly, tree swings even look great in less traditional outdoor settings. Whatever your landscape design, a tree swing could add just the right touch of whimsy and fun that might otherwise be missing.
If you don't have a big, old sturdy tree limb from which to hang your swing, consider building a support similar to the one shown here.
Now, here's a whole different take on the outdoor swing. This one even has adjustable back rests!
Your tree swing doesn't have to sit idle come winter time. Dress it up with a lilttle faux greenery and some red bows for the holiday season.
Come evening time, surprise and delight passerbys with a little light show. This is the very same swing you saw in the picture above. Looks very different at night, doesn't it?
Swinging from the trees doesn't have to be a solitary pastime. If you have a really sturdy limb, you could hang a two seater! There is a technique to hanging a tree swing so it doesn't cause harm to the tree. You'll find some great tips on how to hang one, here: http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?Ntt=tree+swing&bu=